5th GI WACAF Regional Conference

  • Date(s)
    4-8 Nov 2013
  • Location
    Namibia (Swakopmund)


Countries invitedAngola, Benin, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mauritania, Namibia, Nigeria, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, The Gambia, Togo
ActivityRegional conference
Number of Participants100
HostMinistry of Works and Transport


  • Raise awareness on oil spill preparedness and response issues with an emphasis on the challenges in the region
  • Facilitate information sharing and lessons learned in the region
  • Review the progress achieved since the last Regional Conference held in 2011, in Lagos, Nigeria
  • Determine priority actions for the coming biennium 2014-2015 to strengthen oil spill response capabilities in the region